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Miraclon Expands Leadership in Asia Pacific Region

Miraclon today announces the expansion of its leadership presence in the Asia Pacific Region. Andy Yarrow has been appointed as the company’s new Regional Commercial Director for the Asia Pacific Region (APR), while Joerg Kullwitz...

Ship & Shore Environmental: Expanding Clean Environmental Solutions Across The Globe in 2022

It may seem that climate goals were pushed aside during the past year as several global disruptions evolved. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine fomented a global energy crisis, meanwhile we also saw a disheartening continuation of...

Researchers at Virginia Tech Receive $2.4 Million Grant to Create Bioplastics from Food Waste

Researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create bioplastics from food waste diverted from landfills. The three-year...

The Americans for Free Trade Coalition Submits Comments to the USTR in Response to a Request for Comments in Four-Year Review of Actions Taken in the Section 301 Investigation: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

The Americans for Free Trade coalition, a broad alliance of American businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs, respectfully submits these comments on the Request for Comments in Four-Year Review of Actions Taken in...

Avery Dennison Signs Agreement to Acquire Thermopatch

Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Thermopatch, a leader specializing in labeling, embellishments, and transfers for the sports, industrial laundry, workwear and hospitality industries. After the deal closes,...

Aluminum Foil Trade Actions Threaten the Flexible Packaging Industry

The Department of Commerce (DOC) shouldn’t be picking winners and losers in U.S. manufacturing markets, but that is exactly what they are doing in the case of aluminum foil imports. A “self-initiated” case by the...

New Siegwerk Website Convinces With Modern Look and Feel

Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, today announced the relaunch of its internet presence to provide further value to its customers. The new website...

Cromograf’s Pioneering Path to Sustainable Packaging Production Leads to Gold Innovation Award

Over the last decade and a half, Uruguayan flexo packaging prepress trade shop Cromograf has reached beyond its Montevideo base to become a model for similar businesses in Latin America. CEO Alejandra Acosta Salati puts...

Largest Plastic Produce Package Manufacturer Shifts to Sustainability to Reduce Waste

As part of its unwavering commitment to green manufacturing, Emerald Packaging, Inc. the leading produce flexible packaging company in the U.S., has committed to powering their two manufacturing facilities with a solar energy system. The...

AMGRAPH Packaging Appoints Robert Brooks as Chief Financial Officer

AMGRAPH Packaging announces the appointment of Robert Brooks to the position of Chief Financial Officer. In this position, he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the family-owned company’s financial operations including budgeting, forecasting,...

New Generation of Matte Coated Inkjet Papers From Mitsubishi HiTec Paper

The new premium matte coated inkjet papers from Mitsubishi HiTec Paper are perfectly suited for high- quality photo books, among other things. For many years, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper's matte inkjet papers have established themselves as...

Cosmo First Incorporates Subsidiary in India

Cosmo First said that it has incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary in Indian named Cosmo Global Films. Cosmo Global Films deals in packaging films, masterbatches, coating chemicals and chemical compounds including by products and joint...

FPA Signs a Coalition Letter Requesting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to Extend the Public Comment Period for “Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (“Green Guides”) by 60 Days

The undersigned organizations respectfully request that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) extend the public comment period for Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (“Green Guides” or the “Guides”) by 60 days. The...

A Packaging Review of the Global Commitment 2022 Report

Released on November 30 2022, The Ellen MacArthur Foundations’ Global Commitment 2022 report paints a stark picture for a lack of cohesive progress as risks destabilizing the EMF’s promising and dynamic venture. That’s apart from...

Transcontinental Commits to Recycling or Reusing Its Plastics and Packaging

Transcontinental Inc., known as TC Continental, is Canada’s largest printer and flexible packaging business. It is committed to the circular economy, especially plastics, and the reduction of the corporate carbon footprint. The company had $2.6...

Envoy Solutions Builds Momentum in the Southeast with Delta Packaging & Supply Acquisition

Envoy Solutions announced that it has acquired Flowood, Miss.-based Delta Packaging & Supply. The industry-leading packaging distributor offers a wide range of flexible packaging materials, automated packaging equipment, and efficient packaging solutions to a broad...

How to Save Energy on Your Packaging Line

As the cost of energy skyrockets and sustainability concerns stay strong, manufacturers need to conserve consumption without compromising on performance. Here’s how. COVID, triple pandemic, war, supply chain disruption, maybe a recession — all of...

B.C. Expands Recycling Program to Include More Items Effective Immediately

The B.C. government announced Friday its recycling system will now accept a wider array of single-use plastic items and packaging products in blue boxes and at recycling depots. The goal is to make recycling easier...

How Smart Will Your Packaging Be in 2023?

Extended producer responsibility, track and trace, and deposit return schemes will all undoubtedly be key drivers of innovation throughout the next year and beyond. But what role could smart packaging play to facilitate these new...

4 Sustainable Packaging Predictions for 2023

A look at what’s likely ahead triggers that déjà vu feeling. But we still have to be prepared and, in many ways, we are not. It’s that time to think about what’s coming and why...

Polymer Packaging, Inc. Acquires The William-Allen Company

Polymer Packaging, Inc., (PPI) has acquired The William-Allen Company, a leading supplier of flexible packaging and containers. William-Allen Company offers a full range of services including design, production, quality control, inventory management, warehousing, and distribution....

Our Future Workforce: Schools and Companies Tout Training Programs at PACK EXPO International

Two college undergraduates approach a display created by high school students who are competing in the PACK Challenge, an effort by organizers at PACK EXPO International to raise awareness about the packaging industry and appeal...

What Now? Advocacy Experts Discuss New Congress

As 2023 begins, federal legislators will be putting the final touches on reorganizing the House and Senate committees and subcommittees of the 118th Congress based on the results of the November election. But even before...

AMERIPEN Leader Reviews Packing Issues for 2023

State policymakers will have a busy year in 2023 as they seek to regulate the packaging industry, with measures expected on extended producer responsibility (EPR), labeling requirements, and recycled-content mandates, says Dan Felton, executive director...

5 Food Packaging Science Breakthroughs to Use in 2023

Food packaging science responded in 2022 as supply chains were strained and food and packaging costs increased. This resulted in a renewed emphasis on using packaging to protect and ensure the authenticity of food ingredients...

Massive Fire at the Jindal Poly Films Factory May Hamper the BOPET and BOPP Films Production

The world's largest facility for producing Biaxially-Oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate (BOPET) and Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films, Jindal Poly Films, has experienced a significant fire at its Mundhegaon unit along the Mumbai-Agra highway in Igatpuri taluka....

A Brief History of PFAS Bans in Food Packaging

Known as “chemicals of concern,” PFAS were typically used as a grease barrier for paper and paperboard foodservice packaging. Take a look at the activity in reducing PFAS in food packaging over the last seven...

FPA Signs a Coalition Letter on EPA’s Proposed TSCA 8(a)(7) Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule and the Associated IRFA

The undersigned organizations are pleased to provide comments regarding the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis and Updated Economic Analysis for the proposed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 8 (a)(7) reporting and recordkeeping rule. In our...

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